The David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia University in Montreal will be offering a Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate (SIPC) beginning Fall 2011. For more information about the program, click here. To apply, visit the Concordia University SIPC page.
The Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, MA offers a two-week Executive Education program on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development. The course explores how financial intermediaries for the poor in underdeveloped countries can both earn profits and have positive impacts on the income, employment, and quality of life of their customers. It covers covers both microfinance and small and medium enterprise (SME) finance.
The Responsible Investment Association Australasia‘s RI Academy has launched its first round of online responsible investment modules and certifications, RI Essentials and RI Certificate 1. Enrollments for the second group of products, RI Certificate 2 and RI for Wealth Managers, will be open in June 2011. For more information about the programs and participation, click here.
The UNEP Finance Initiative runs a number of sustainable finance training programs online throughout the year, including courses on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector, Corporate Ecoefficiency in Finance Institutions, Energy Efficiency Financing in Buildings, and Environmental and Social Risk Analysis. For more information on any of these programs, visit the UNEP-FI Trainings page.